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Table 1 Sociodemographic and medical characteristics of 61,379 patients seeking medical cannabis certification from CB2 Insights evaluation clinics

From: Medical cannabis use in the United States: a retrospective database study

Characteristic Patients (n = 61,379)
Mean (SD) or n (%)
Age (years), mean (SD) 45.5 (15.8)
Gender
 Male 33,651 (54.8%)
 Female 23,209 (37.8%)
 Non-binary 33 (0.1%)
 Unknown 4486 (7.3%)
Race (n = 32,275)
 White/Caucasian 28,322 (87.5%)
 Black/African American 2738 (8.5%)
 Other 518 (1.6%)
 Asian 277 (0.9%)
 American Indian/Alaska Native 261 (0.8%)
 Middle Eastern 63 (0.2%)
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 58 (0.2%)
 South East Asian 38 (0.1%)
Surrogate Household Income (n = 56,083)
  < $20,000 14 (0.0%)
 $20,000- < $40,000 3519 (6.3%)
 $40,000- < $60,000 15,660 (27.9%)
 $60,000- < $80,000 17,318 (30.9%)
 $$80,000- < $100,000 10,205 (18.2%)
  > $100,000 9367 (16.7%)
Smoking Status
 Smoker 11,509 (18.8%)
 Non-smoker 49,870 (81.2%)
Alcohol Consumption
 Yes 26,081 (42.5%)
 No 35,298 (57.5%)
Previous Cannabis Experience
 Yes 41,070 (66.9%)
 No 20,309 (33.1%)
Use of Non-Cannabis Illicit Drugs
 Yes 274 (0.4%)
 No 61,105 (99.6%)
History of Substance Abuse
 Yes 3426 (5.6%)
 No 57,943 (94.4%)
Number of Medications
 0 34,273 (55.8%)
 1 7866 (12.8%)
 2 4755 (7.7%)
 3 3515 (5.7%)
 4 2372 (3.9%)
 5+ 8598 (14.0%)
Alternate Therapies
 Exercise 25,831 (42.1%)
 Massage therapy 13,250 (21.6%)
 Mental health counselling 11,235 (18.3%)
 Chiropractor 11,047 (18.0%)
 Acupuncture 5632 (9.2%)
 Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy 5176 (8.4%)
 Aroma therapy 3849 (6.3%)
 Cognitive behavioural therapy 3470 (5.7%)
 Physiotherapy 3380 (5.5%)
 Homeopathic medicine 3186 (5.2%)
 Reiki 2329 (3.8%)
 Naturopathic medicine 1788 (2.9%)
 Addictions counselling 1158 (1.9%)
 Other 221 (0.4%)
 None 24,939 (40.6%)
Number of Comorbid Conditions
 0 10,807 (17.6%)
 1 15,971 (26.0%)
 2 9863 (16.1%)
 3 7319 (11.9%)
 4 5497 (9.0%)
 5+ 11,922 (19.4%)
  1. Table 1 summarizes key patient characteristics of the entire sample of 61,379 patients who received medical cannabis certification at clinics owned and operated by CB2 Insights. For characteristics in which data were not available for every patient, a sample size for that variable is provided. SD = standard deviation